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The Killing of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Hamlets own Philosophic view In terms of Hamlets own philosophic view the killing of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern is very out-of-character Hamlet is an intellectual and therefore believes that killing is not a necessary solution this could also relate to why he hesitates so long at killing Claudius He does this more out of anger and revenge than out of his own will and good judgement As somewhat of a justification he says Ere I could make a prologue to my brains They had begun the play- proving that given time to think about his actions he probably would not have done it Hamlets goal of Revenge As far as his goals of revenge go yes this was an act of personal vengeance for Hamlet but it did nothing to aid in his ordered revenge of his fathers death Although somewhat justifiable as the two were conspiring with the king against him their deaths were not very practical It is in fact completely plausible that Rosencrantz and Guildenstern had no idea of the contents of the letters they carried thus nullifying the whole point of the revenge put upon them and putting the deaths of two innocents on Hamlets head If they did know what the letters contained however it was one of Hamlets high points in the play He actually accomplishes something instead of analyzing it to death displaying the kind of action he should have taken towards killing Claudius In Terms of Todays Moral Standards Crimes of passion are the most common crimes that result in death and Hamlets actions displayed just that He was anger driven and blind to reason reacting emotionally without thinking too much about the end results or circumstances of his deed This could personally but not lawfully or morally justify the ordered murders In todays moral standards killing people is wrong plain and simple Whether
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